Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day 2018

Front view of Swafia Mosque showing entrance to right above which is the sign. Abive this is a dome shape in brick with Islamic declaration of faith. Further higher is a green dome topped with a crescent moon. A creseent moon tops the taller thinner minaret on the right.
Jamia Masjid Swafia Front View

What is it ?

Swafia Mosque is inviting everyone in the community to our open day.  You may be religious or follow no religion, everyone is welcome to come and look around the mosque and ask questions about Islam. You can go on a short tour to see some of the features of the mosque. It will be a general Fun Day of other activities and stalls to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

Maybe you are curious about what goes on inside a mosque. How do Muslims pray ? Why does the mosque have a dome or minarets ? What do Muslim kids learn in the madrassa ? Why do Muslims fast ? What do Muslims say about Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) ? Now is your chance to get your questions answered directly by local Muslims in Wakefield.

It will also be a general Fun Day with a bouncy castle for children, henna tattoos, face painting, and food stalls. Other organisations will have information stands. We’re hoping the great sunny weather will continue so you will be able to make use of the ice cream van.

You could even win some great prizes by taking part in our Tombola draw, as well as contributing towards a great cause, Wakefield Hospice. Some of the proceeds from stalls as well as general donations will go towards Wakefield Hospice.

We will be providing free tea and coffeeand you will be able to sample some food.

Though the day is being hosted at Swafia Mosque we have the help and support from other mosques in putting this day on as a Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day. 

You can see some photos from last years Open Day below.

Some details on our posters below.

When and where will it be ?

It will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, 4th August 2018. Entry is free and you are welcome at any time during these times. It will be held at Swafia Mosque which has distinctive minarets and a dome.  It is on Park Hill Lane off Park Lodge Lane, behind the Ambulance and Fire Stations on Brunswick Street on the edge of Eastmoor in Wakefield. Please use the postcode WF1 4NJ in your Tom Tom sat nav or navigation app.

You can get directions using Google Maps to Park Hill Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4NJ.

Photos From Last Year’s Open Day

Some of the children enjoying the fire engine and bouncy castle

A range of food and craft stalls and the tombola.

Some of our visitors on a short guided tour inside the mosque.


Our other poster below you may have seen

open day poster

Swafia Sisters’ Fun Day

Ladies and young boys invited to our special Sisters’ Fun Day at Jamia Masjid Swafia. It will be take place from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday 14th July 2018.

It is being organised by some of our female teachers and students for ladies, girls, and young boys under 12 years old. All ladies but especially the mothers, aunts, elder sisters of all our students are invited to this special celebration.

There will be a range of activities on the day such as face painting, bouncy castle, craft stalls, henna artists, plants, food and drink and other competitions and activities.

We held our first Fun Day last year before Ramadan. Many people attended and enjoyed themselves helping to raise £1370. With your support we will be trying to make it bigger and better this year.

All donations and funds raised from the activities will go towards general funds for Jamia Masjid Swafia.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Directions to Jamia Masjid Swafia.


Ghiyarvi Shareef July 2018

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Shareef will be held Sunday 8th of July 2018.  The programme will start after Zhur Namaz at 2:00 pm.

The main talk will be given by our special guest speaker Muhammed Farooq Nizami Sahib.  Support will be provided by Naat Khwains and our own Ullema.  The programme will be presided over by our own Imam Qari Muhammed Omar Asim Sahib.

The programme will end with a communal Dua and distribution of food. Please attend with your family and friends to benefit from this spiritual and educational gathering.